Biodegradable Trash Bags Break Down in Weeks–Not Centuries

Feel guilty every time you reach for a plastic trash bag?

The eco-experts at BioBag have solved your problem by creating certified 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable bags made from Mater-Bi, a corn-based material.

BioBags are available in multiple sizes, including 3-gallon kitchen compost bags, 13-gallon tall kitchen bags, 33-gallon lawn & leaf bags, 8” x 12” dog-waste bags, and 31.1″ x 15.3″ liners for cats’ litter boxes. They’re certified GMO-free, made from corn from countries that ban GMO testing. No polyethylene is used in production.

Buy them at 5% off any order Coupon Code: GIVEGREEN.

The bags are shelf-stable, with no chemical additives to enhance decomposition. They biodegrade naturally when exposed to microorganisms in soil. Decomposition occurs within 10–45 days, leaving no harmful residues.

All BioBag products are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute to meet ASTM D6400 specification. The BPI logo ensures products you buy are truly biodegradable and compostable. The bags also meet California SB 1749 for biodegradable and compostable product claims.

You’ll find BioBags at your local natural and organic food store. You may also order them online by buying them at 5% off any order Coupon Code: GIVEGREEN.

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  • Anonymous  April 11, 2008 at 10:27 am

    How do these compare cost wise, to regular plastic bags? I would love to purchase them, but with the rising cost of everything, I would hope they aren’t WAY more expensive than the regular plastic ones.

  • Rick  April 14, 2008 at 5:59 am

    These are made from corn, eh? No wonder the price of corn is skyrocketing in Mexico (not to mention here). How about if we use corn for eating, only. Unless you could use that frankenfood GMO corn for this and finally find a good use for it.

  • Tim Dunn  January 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm


    The state of California has passed a law, assembly bill number 2417, stating that the words biodegradeable, oxo-biodegradable, degradable, and every possible synonym for those words, in effect, belong to the corn-based plastics (PLA) industry. No biodegradable plastic made out of naphtha, an otherwise useless industrial byproduct, may be labeled biodegradable, nor any synonym thereof, may, given current technlogy, be called biodegradable, even if they do, in fact, biodegrade in one day longer than 120 days. This is true even if the biodegradable plastic alternatives are far more likely to biodegrade in a landfill that the corn based plastic alternative. The net effect of this is to increase the demand for corn based plastics. The result of making non-food items out of corn has driven a price spike in the world grain supply that threatens hundreds of millions of impoverished third world citizens with starvation.

    A further effect of this is to deny the citizens of California the benefits of new technology that makes inexpensive, recyclable, disposable plastic products-garbage bags, shopping bags, plastic cutlery, straws, styrofoam cups and containers, deli containers, soda bottles, etc. etc. The corn based plastics cannot be recycled under in any existing system in place in California, whereas the naphtha based biodegradable plastic alternatives can. In fact, the recycling lobby is trying to ban corn based plastic bottles, because it gets confused with PET, and wrecks their recycled PET plastic batches.

    Who is behind this? I can’t prove it, but I strongly believe that Cargill Inc. and Dow Inc. have been working behind the scenes to create this spike in corn prices, with no concern whatsoever for the lives of hundreds of millions of people who struggle to find food every day. Cargill has acquired the 50 percent interest in Cargill Dow LLC previously 100% owned by Dow Chemical Co. and has renamed the company NatureWorks LLC. That’s right, that friendly neighbor Dow that brought you napalm and Agent Orange. Cargill is a huge company that has a great interest in making things besides food out of corn-no matter how many millions of children in the third world starve to death as a result. Campaign contribution laws in this country are so lax that I don’t think they even had to break the law to get away with this appalling tactic.

  • Stacey Haines  December 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Hi my name is Stacey Haines. I am starting a green cleaning company on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. I am emailing companies to see which product I should solefully use in my up and coming business. The Hawaiian islands and people here are very concious when it comes to being green and going chemical free. We are trying to go for biodegradable products, recycled product, ect. I would love to hear what you have to offer and the benefits you believe I will have by choosing your products in representing my business. Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
    Stacey Haines with Kauai Green Cleaning.

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